The police came with a search to the former employee of Channel One Marina Ovsyannikova. About it informs “OVD-Info”
Journalist’s lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov He speaksthat the security forces refused to wait for a lawyer and broke into Ovsyannikova’s house. The case under which the search is being carried out was initiated under the article on the dissemination of knowingly false information about the actions of the Russian armed forces (Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code).
On March 14, the live broadcast of the Vremya program on the First Channel of Russian television was interrupted by an anti-war action that resonated around the world. While Vremya host Ekaterina Andreeva sat in the studio talking about the government’s plans to mitigate the effects of Western sanctions, the studio the editor ran in program Marina Ovsyannikova and stood behind Andreeva with a poster: “Stop the war. Do not believe the propaganda. They lie to you here.” In addition, Ovsyannikova posted a video message online in which she called on Russians to protest against Russian military aggression in Ukraine. She was later detained and then fined court for 30 thousand rubles for calling for illegal protests.
After that, Ovsyannikova resigned from Channel One and spent several months abroad, including in Ukraine, more than once condemning the war, including in a harsh form. For three months she was an intern at the German edition of Die Welt. In early July, the journalist announced her return to Russia, her goal being participation in a lawsuit about the fate of her minor daughter: Ovsyannikova is trying to get her to live with her, by a court decision, and not with her ex-husband, who works on the Russia Today TV channel.
Two protocols have already been drawn up against Ovsyannikova under the article on “discrediting” the Russian army. She was fined in July for a speech she gave outside the court on July 13, when politician Ilya Yashin aboutsent to a pre-trial detention center as a preventive measure in the case of “fakes” about the Russian army (paragraph “e” of part 2 of article 207.3 of the Criminal Code). At the end of July, the journalist said that she had noticed that she was being followed. In August, she was given another fine for an anti-war Facebook post.